Mississippi Oyster Reef Area Closed

11-39-CWS | April 4, 2011

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters, effective 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, due to the Pearl River exceeding the water quality management plan criteria for this


• Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters (closing) – This area includes northern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets Reef. This area may reopen for harvest when water sample results meet the management plan criteria for reopening.


For more information on the open and closed areas, call the DMR’s 24-hour Oyster Information Hot Line at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.


The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at


Contact: Jennifer Goldman Leirer
Phone: 228-523-4101